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 Forum: Probability Yesterday, 09:38 PM Replies: 8 Views: 66 Posted By Gandalf Where did you get the problem, and did it have an... Where did you get the problem, and did it have an answer with it? Then, after the fact, you can see whether the author intended to mean exactly 8 or at least 8. Maybe the best interpretation of the...
 Forum: Probability Yesterday, 09:35 PM Replies: 8 Views: 66 Posted By Gandalf For an actual exam question, there would have... For an actual exam question, there would have been many reviewers discussing the wording, so it would likely be precise. Exam P and most of the prelims have pilot questions that don't count, where...
 Forum: Probability Yesterday, 09:17 PM Replies: 8 Views: 66 Posted By Gandalf Question is not stated precisely. I gave the... Question is not stated precisely. I gave the answer for "at least 8". If the question intends "exactly 8" the numerator would be different.
 Forum: Probability Yesterday, 08:41 PM Replies: 8 Views: 66 Posted By Gandalf should be (.14+.11+.05)/(.24+.14+.11+.05) if I... should be (.14+.11+.05)/(.24+.14+.11+.05) if I understand the question and givens
 Forum: General Actuarial 04-02-2020, 10:51 AM Replies: 114 Views: 14,425 Posted By Gandalf It won't be an easy decision no matter what. ... It won't be an easy decision no matter what. Suppose they learned June 1 that they could give the "spring" exams any day August 1 or later. The earlier they make the less advance notice you have,...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-02-2020, 09:46 AM Replies: 5,035 Views: 319,306 Posted By Gandalf Taking the baby away because the partner is unfit... Taking the baby away because the partner is unfit to be a parent would be an overreaction. Whether unfit to be a human being should be grounds for taking it away is not settled legally.
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-31-2020, 09:41 PM Replies: 265 Views: 10,167 Posted By Gandalf :clap: :tup: :clap: :tup:
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 09:43 PM Replies: 80 Views: 1,747 Posted By Gandalf I voted 2, but think Westley's doing pretty well... I voted 2, but think Westley's doing pretty well at social distancing. In the population, many people are doing FAR worse.
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 09:18 PM Replies: 125 Views: 8,516 Posted By Gandalf HQ was back tonight. They claim there will be... HQ was back tonight. They claim there will be additional games, but there is no definite schedule. I went out on question 4. I couldn't easily tell if I retained my winnings and extra lives from...
 Forum: Diversions 03-29-2020, 12:30 PM Replies: 6 Views: 124 Posted By Gandalf Got two out of three today on hard, then finished... Got two out of three today on hard, then finished the last (category 1) on normal. Should I put a link to this thread in the RPS tournament thread, since three of the words today were rock, paper,...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 11:45 AM Replies: 265 Views: 10,167 Posted By Gandalf Maybe, tho I don't know, Connecticut is higher... Maybe, tho I don't know, Connecticut is higher than California per capita. Or maybe, again don't know, the testing prevalence is different, so they suspect Connecticut per capita really is higher. ...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 10:41 AM Replies: 43 Views: 721 Posted By Gandalf Just corrected by wife and daughter, even though... Just corrected by wife and daughter, even though they didn't see this post. Next potential visit is for the weekend 4 weeks from now. That would be after her 2 weeks on the job, 2 weeks at her home...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 10:32 AM Replies: 43 Views: 721 Posted By Gandalf So far, our adult daughter, yes. She's returning... So far, our adult daughter, yes. She's returning to her home today, to an area with somewhat move exposure than here, to a job that will involve some interaction with people, in a business deemed...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 10:14 AM Replies: 5,035 Views: 319,306 Posted By Gandalf Subject to telling people the truth, since if you... Subject to telling people the truth, since if you are caught lying, they might stop even believing the part of what you say that is the truth, and might not believe it when you do start saying only...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-28-2020, 12:08 PM Replies: 286 Views: 10,598 Posted By Gandalf 42 42
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-27-2020, 05:51 PM Replies: 177 Views: 4,067 Posted By Gandalf I see on Facebook that NYC is having a citywide... I see on Facebook that NYC is having a citywide clap for healthcare workers 7PM tonight. :tup:
 Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 03-27-2020, 04:29 PM Replies: 10 Views: 378 Posted By Gandalf As a simple example, use the table and interest... As a simple example, use the table and interest rate they use for LTAM. Use no expenses to keep it simplest. Choose a whole life at any issue age you want. Choose any face amount you want. Solve...
 Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 03-27-2020, 04:13 PM Replies: 10 Views: 378 Posted By Gandalf You should realize that example is unrealistic. ... You should realize that example is unrealistic. As Breadmaker pointed out, companies will price their product such that at issue EPV of (benefits + expenses ) < EPV of premiums. If that is the...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-27-2020, 11:53 AM Replies: 5,035 Views: 319,306 Posted By Gandalf "trusting" may not be the best word... "trusting" may not be the best word there
 Forum: Probability 03-27-2020, 11:49 AM Replies: 5 Views: 183 Posted By Gandalf It does seem impossible without any further... It does seem impossible without any further information. E.g., it's at least possible the answer could be 0, if you had been given that the 100 vials included no defective ones, or even that the 100...
 Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 03-26-2020, 10:26 PM Replies: 10 Views: 378 Posted By Gandalf :ohnoes: :-P :ohnoes: :-P
 Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 03-26-2020, 10:05 PM Replies: 10 Views: 378 Posted By Gandalf If you think of a contract over its lifetime (for... If you think of a contract over its lifetime (for example a level premium whole life policy), the premiums in the early years are intended to be more than the benefits and expenses in the early...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-26-2020, 11:16 AM Replies: 5,035 Views: 319,306 Posted By Gandalf IFYP IFYP
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-25-2020, 10:54 PM Replies: 3 Views: 225 Posted By Gandalf I doubt it. Ask him for a source, then evaluate... I doubt it. Ask him for a source, then evaluate the source.
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-19-2020, 11:11 PM Replies: 5,035 Views: 319,306 Posted By Gandalf But didn't Trump say... But didn't Trump say...
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